Antipsychotics linked to accumulation of hospital days in persons with Alzheimer’s disease

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People with Alzheimer’s disease who used antipsychotic drugs had a higher number of accumulated hospital days than people with Alzheimer’s disease who did not use antipsychotics, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The results were published in the Journal of American Medical Directors Association. During a two-year follow-up, persons who initiated antipsychotic drugs accumulated approximately eleven more hospital days per person-year.

People who initiated an antipsychotic drug accumulated more hospital days than non-initiators due to dementia, mental and

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